Review a California Department of Health Inspection Report.
This sample report will help you know exactly what inspectors
are looking for, no matter what state you live in.
Bakery Insurance Agent Questionaire
When you’re ready to talk to an insurance agent, this handy questionnaire produced
by Nationwide will ensure you are educated ahead of time to get the coverage you need.
Restaurant Safety Trainers Guide
This guide produced by the University of California sets the standard for safety training
in a commercial kitchen environment and is applicable in any municipality.
Download: Safety Trainers Guide
Safe Food at a Farmer’s Market Guide
This guide produced by the Oregon Dept. of Agriculture is useful for anyone planning to
sell cakes, cake-pops or cupcakes at a farmer’s market.
Download: safe food handling at a farmer’s market
Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
Safety and accident prevention will help ensure your insurance rates stay low
and your profit margin, high.
Download: Preventing Slips, trips and falls
Food Safety requires organization. Use this checklist to keep track of your cleaning.
Download: Cleaning Schedule
BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES
Cake Bakery Pre-Opening Checklist
Don’t try to keep it all in your head, especially when building out a retail space!
Use this handy checklist.
Download: Pre-Opening Checklist
Customer Complaint Guidelines
Understanding the best way to resolve customer complaints is good business
and will save you money.
Download: Customer Complaint Guidelines
FINANCIAL/BUSINESS DOCUMENTS and FORMS
12 Month Cash Flow Spreadsheet
This spreadsheet is a template for formatting your cash flow. You will customize the Cash Receipts and Cash Paid out
based on categories you use in your cake business.
Download: 12 Month Cash Flow
Market Analysis Guidebook
This guidebook created by the University of Wisconsin was initially written for restaurants, but is ideal for any food service operation including the competitive cake business market. Perfect for when writing the competitive analysis of your business plan.
Download: Market Analysis Guidebook
Cost of Goods Sold Spreadsheet
This spreadsheet has built-in calculations to help you cost each of your recipes. Convert the weight of the package (weight bought) and the weight needed of each ingredient to kilograms using a web-based conversion tool
Download: Cost of Goods Sold
Cake Business Financial Documents
This is a workbook of spreadsheets, covering the most important financial start-up and operating documents you will need. Includes:Personal worth and budget, start-up costs, financial projections, financial requirements, profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow.
Download: Financial Worksheets
Cake Business Sample Pro Forma Income Statement
The Kindle version of our book can not fit this extensive Pro Forma Document. We are including it here for your convenience.
Download: Pro Forma Document
Cake Business Plan
We are a business plan template for your convenience. Please follow Chapter 4, for guidance in writing your plan.
Download: Business Plan Template
Classic Cake Recipes
These are the basic recipes we use in our own business. The foundation of any cake shop. From here you can explore a multitude of possibilities.
Download: Cake Recipes
Classic Frosting Recipes
These are a sample the frosting recipes we use in our own business, to get you started.
Download: Frosting Recipes
CONTRACT & ORDER FORM
Catering/Wedding Contract/Order Form
This is a basic catering contract we use and that you can easily modify to suit your business
Download: Order Form
KINDLE Version Content
There are several tables and forms that do not format correctly on the Kindle version of the book. They are attached here.